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Recently, the wind industry has experienced a dramatic acceleration of installed capacity, and it will continue to see exceptional growth with both emerging and established markets continuing to add all forms of capacity and with manufacturers establishing and enhancing their operations and sales. In this environment, Covington is uniquely positioned to meet a wind client’s needs. Our cross-disciplinary team operates globally, advising clients across the industry regarding diverse and novel industry-shaping legal and policy matters.
Provide advice to NRG Bluewater Wind concerning permitting process by federal agencies for off-shore wind farm off the coast of Delaware.
Advise American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on FERC regulatory matters regarding wind and electricity policy.
Representation of First Wind in advising and consulting with federal and state agencies on implementation of a Habitat Conservation Plan for endangered shorebirds on Maui, Hawaii.
Representation of First Wind Holdings with regard to insurance claims arising out of fires that occurred at its Kahuku Wind farm, Oahu, in 2011 and 2012. Coverage issues include property damage, business interruption, and potential environmental liability issues.
Advise Indian Energy Limited relating to a wind energy project in India on its initial public offering on AIM and other capital raises pre- and post-IPO.
Advise RES-Americas on likelihood of completing the permitting of several projects in light of siting and mitigation requirements for eagles and other potential species of concern.
Represented Indian Energy Limited, an independent power producer operating wind farms in India, in a recommended all-share takeover by Infrastructure India plc.
November 9, 2016, IJ Global
Andrew Jack is quoted in an IJ Global article regarding the implications of Donald Trump’s election for U.S. infrastructure. According to Jack, although there is much uncertainty about what might change, “there’s a lot of things that are going to continue regardless of who is in government.”
Jack points out that there will continue to be technological ...
August 8, 2014, Inside Energy & Environment
David Haughan, Stagiarie, Summer 2014, contributed to this post. Mr. Haughan was a legal trainee at the Brussels office of Covington and Burling LLP during the Summer of 2014. David studies at King’s College, London. In a landmark decision (CJEU, C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft AB v. Energimyndigheten) the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled … Continue ...
January 6, 2014, Inside Energy & Environment
Here at Inside Energy & Environment we are honored to share that Law360 has named Covington’s energy practice as a 2013 “Energy Practice Group of the Year.” In giving this award, Law360 recognized the breadth of Covington’s practice capabilities (including litigation, transactions, regulatory and government policy) in both the traditional energy and clean ...
January 3, 2014, Inside Energy & Environment
On December 24, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (Idaho PUC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement addressing their dispute regarding interpretation and enforcement of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). PURPA requires that utilities purchase power from generators with certain renewable or other ...
December 24, 2013, Inside Energy & Environment
FERC recently approved the California ISO’s (CAISO) proposal to lower a bidding floor to more efficiently address a growing “over generation” problem due in part to increasing “variable energy” (i.e., typically renewable) resources. A bit of background is needed to understand the problem and the solution. CAISO operates two bid-based energy spot markets to ...
January 3, 2013, Covington Advisory
February 25, 2011, Covington E-Alert
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Winter 2011, US-China Quarterly Market Review
December 1, 2010, Covington E-Alert
September 30, 2010, Covington E-Alert
March 16, 2010, Covington Advisory
October 30, 2009, Covington E-Alert
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